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baked carnitas casserole verde in a white dish with one piece removed

Carnitas Casserole Verde

Shredded pork, cream cheese, tomatillo sauce and Monterey jack cheese, make a delicious one dish meal that comes together quickly with amazing flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 341kcal


  • 2 ½ cups shredded pork
  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 1 16 oz jar of salsa verde mild, medium or hot
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 8oz block of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Cilantro for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Reserve 1 cup of salsa.
  • Combine cream cheese and remaining salsa and mix well.
  • Wrap tortillas between damp paper towels and warm in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Pour 1 cup salsa on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • Spread 5 tortillas in the pan.
  • Spread ⅓ of the sauce on top of the tortillas
  • Place half of the shredded pork on top.
  • Follow pork with ⅓ of the cheese
  • Repeat steps 6-9.
  • Finish with a layer of tortillas, sauce and cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until warmed through.
  • Serve topped with Cilantro



Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.7mg